Monday, May 19, 2008

Common Sense Tire Repair Tool Control, NOW!

All I can say is it's a good thing no one involved in this incident had access to a gun. Someone could have been hurt.

A city man is being held on attempted murder, assault and robbery charges by Merrimack Police after allegedly stabbing a Merrimack man last night inside the man's apartment.

Michael W. Teeple, 35, of Mast Road in Manchester, entered the man's Loop Road apartment demanding money as he reportedly attacked his victim repeatedly using a tire rasp.

Police said he stabbed the 50-year-old victim, whose name was not released last night, at least seven or eight times in the neck, head, back, arms and hands.

Of course, what the story doesn't say, is whether it was a standard T-grip tire rasp (l) or one of those assault tire rasps (r) with the evil, black plastic pistol grip, which allows for rapid-fire spray-stabbing from the hip.

Now, let's do the right thing and ban the civilian possession of tire rasps. Unless you're in the tire repair business, there's simply no excuse for anyone to own such a dangerous and violent implement.